CEF Soldier Detail

Captain Alexander Watson Baird
Died: August 8, 1918

Regimental Number:
NA
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
116th Battalion
Company:
Place of Birth:
Toronto, Ontario
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Mrs. James Baird (mother), 21, St. Andrew's Gardens, Toronto, Ontario
Address at Enlistment:
21, St. Andrew's Gardens, Toronto, Ontario
Date of Birth:
March 2, 1892
Trade or Calling:
Office Work
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Camp Borden, Ontario
Date of Enlistment:
July 11, 1916
Age at enlistment:
24
Height:
Chest:
Expansion:
Religion:
Presbyterian
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Battle Died/Wounded:
Amiens
Date of Death:
August 8, 1918
Age at Death:
26
Buried at:
Hourges Orchard Cemetery, Domart-Sur-La-Luce, France
Plot:
A. 43A.
Commemorated:
Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 358 - 43
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Captain Canadian Infantry 116th Battalion
Lieutenant Canadian Infantry 126th Battalion
Images
Memorial stone at Mount Pleasant, Toronto

Had previously served 3 months in the 88th Battalion, CEF, and in the 40th Regiment of Militia 

Son of James Baird, K.C. and Haldane R. Baird, of 35 Oriole Gardens, Toronto, Ontario.

Awards and Decorations
Military Cross
Military Cross First Bar